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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928458/agonist-immunotherapy-restores-t-cell-function-following-mek-inhibition-improving-efficacy-in-breast-cancer
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Sathana Dushyanthen, Zhi Ling Teo, Franco Caramia, Peter Savas, Christopher P Mintoff, Balaji Virassamy, Melissa A Henderson, Stephen J Luen, Mariam Mansour, Michael H Kershaw, Joseph A Trapani, Paul J Neeson, Roberto Salgado, Grant A McArthur, Justin M Balko, Paul A Beavis, Phillip K Darcy, Sherene Loi
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in triple-negative breast cancers is correlated with improved outcomes. Ras/MAPK pathway activation is associated with significantly lower levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in triple-negative breast cancers and while MEK inhibition can promote recruitment of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes to the tumor, here we show that MEK inhibition adversely affects early onset T-cell effector function. We show that α-4-1BB and α-OX-40 T-cell agonist antibodies can rescue the adverse effects of MEK inhibition on T cells in both mouse and human T cells, which results in augmented anti-tumor effects in vivo...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923858/anti-cd137-suppresses-tumor-growth-by-blocking-reverse-signaling-by-cd137-ligand
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Sang W Kang, Sang Chul Lee, So H Park, Juyang Kim, Hyeon H Kim, Hyeon-Woo Lee, Su-Kil Seo, Byoung S Kwon, Hong R Cho, Byungsuk Kwon
CD137 (4-1BB) is a T cell co-stimulatory molecule and agonstic CD137 antibodies are currently being evaluated in clinic as cancer immunotherapy. Recently, it was found that CD137-/- mice or mice injected with agonistic anti-CD137 antibodies exhibit heightened antitumor responses, contrary to expectations based on other knowledge of CD137 function. Here we report findings related to reverse signaling by CD137 ligand (CD137L) in antigen-presenting dendritic cells (DC) in tumors that address these paradoxical results...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921877/analysis-of-infantile-fibrosarcoma-reveals-extensive-t-cell-responses-within-tumors-implications-for-immunotherapy
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Hua Zhu, Song Gu, Minzhi Yin, Min Shi, Chao Xin, Jianmin Zhu, Jing Wang, Siqi Huang, Chenjie Xie, Jing Ma, Ci Pan, Jingyan Tang, Min Xu, Xue-Feng Bai
BACKGROUND: Infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) is a rare pediatric malignancy with relatively good prognosis, but the risk of progression or recurrence after therapy exists. To understand the immune microenvironment of IFS and determine if immunotherapy is a potential treatment, we analyzed T-cell responses in IFS tumors. PROCEDURE: IFS tumors were analyzed by immunohistochemistry and multicolor flow cytometry to characterize immune cell infiltration and function. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were expanded in vitro and evaluated for recognition of autologous tumor cells...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877989/regulatory-t-cell-mediated-suppression-of-inflammation-induced-by-dr3-signaling-is-dependent-on-galectin-9
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Shravan Madireddi, So-Young Eun, Amit K Mehta, Aruna Birta, Dirk M Zajonc, Toshiro Niki, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Eckhard R Podack, Taylor H Schreiber, Michael Croft
Stimulation of several TNF receptor family proteins has been shown to dampen inflammatory disease in murine models through augmenting the number and/or activity of regulatory T cells (Tregs). We recently found that one molecule, 4-1BB, used binding to Galectin-9 to exert its immunosuppressive effects and drive expansion of CD8(+)Foxp3(-) Tregs. We now show that ligation of another TNFR family molecule, DR3, which has previously been found to strongly expand CD4(+)Foxp3(+) Tregs and suppress inflammation, also requires Galectin-9...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838649/brachytherapy-attains-abscopal-effects-when-combined-with-immunostimulatory-monoclonal-antibodies
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María E Rodriguez-Ruiz, Inmaculada Rodriguez, Benigno Barbes, Lina Mayorga, Alfonso Rodriguez Sanchez-Paulete, Mariano Ponz-Sarvise, José Luis Pérez-Gracia, Ignacio Melero
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Preclinical and clinical evidence indicate that the proimmune effects of radiotherapy can be synergistically augmented with immunostimulatory monoclonal antibodies (mAb) to act both on irradiated tumor lesions and on tumors at distant, nonirradiated sites. We have recently reported that external beam radiotherapy achieves abscopal effects when combined with antagonist anti-PD1 mAbs and agonist anti-CD137 (4-1BB) mAbs. The goal of this work is to study the abscopal effects of radiotherapy instigated by brachytherapy techniques...
August 21, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790118/anti-cd137-and-pd-1-pd-l1-antibodies-en-route-toward-clinical-synergy
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Elisabeth Pérez-Ruiz, Iñaki Etxeberria, Maria E Rodriguez-Ruiz, Ignacio Melero
T-cell costimulation and coinhibition can be respectively exploited by blocking and agonist mAbs. Both strategies can be synergistically combined in mouse models. Early clinical results from combinations of anti-PD-1 mAbs in conjunction with agonist anti-CD137 (4-1BB) mAbs show excellent safety and promising efficacy. Clin Cancer Res; 23(18); 1-3. ©2017 AACR.See related article by Tolcher et al., p. 5349.
August 8, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789924/constitutive-interaction-between-4-1bb-and-4-1bbl-on-murine-lps-activated-bone-marrow-dendritic-cells-masks-detection-of-4-1bbl-by-tks-1-but-not-19h3-antibody
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Achire N Mbanwi, Gloria H Y Lin, Kuan Chung Wang, Tania H Watts
4-1BB is a TNFR family member associated with NF-κB mediated survival signaling. 4-1BB is widely expressed on activated cells of the immune system, including activated T cells, NK cells and dendritic cells. Its ligand, 4-1BBL, is transiently expressed on activated antigen presenting cells and at low levels on activated T cells. Although 4-1BBL-deficient mice clearly demonstrate a role for 4-1BBL in CD8 T cell responses to viruses such as influenza, 4-1BBL can be difficult to detect following infection of mice...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758197/enhanced-immune-modulatory-effects-of-thalidomide-and-dexamethasone-co-treatment-on-t-cell-subsets
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Eun Jee Kim, Jae Geun Lee, Joon Ye Kim, Seung Hwan Song, Dong Jin Joo, Kyu Ha Huh, Myoung Soo Kim, Beom Seok Kim, Yu Seun Kim
Thalidomide (TM) has been reported to have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, and dexamethasone (DX) is known to reduce inflammation and inhibit production of inflammatory cytokines. Many studies have reported that combinatorial therapy with TM and DX is clinically used to treat multiple myeloma and lupus nephritis, but the mechanism responsible for its effects has not been elucidated. In this study, we determined that TM and DX co-treatment had an enhanced immune-modulatory effect on T cells through regulating the expression of co-stimulatory molecules...
July 31, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721010/antiglioma-effects-of-cytarabine-on-leptomeningeal-metastasis-of-high-grade-glioma-by-targeting-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Kai-Hong Zhao, Can Zhang, Yue Bai, Yan Li, Xun Kang, Jian-Xin Chen, Kun Yao, Tao Jiang, Xiao-Song Zhong, Wen-Bin Li
Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) of high-grade glioma is a highly lethal disease requiring new effective therapeutic measures. For both de novo or relapsed glioma with LM, intrathecal cytarabine chemotherapy is not frequently used for first-line and relapse protocols. We encountered a clinical case demonstrating effective application of cytarabine in high-grade glioma with LM, prompting us to explore the effects of cytarabine on malignant glioma and molecular mechanisms of such effects through in vivo and in vitro experiments...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680755/bispecific-antibody-does-not-induce-t-cell-death-mediated-by-chimeric-antigen-receptor-against-disialoganglioside-gd2
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Sayed Shahabuddin Hoseini, Konstantin Dobrenkov, Dmitry Pankov, Xiaoliang L Xu, Nai-Kong V Cheung
Chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) and bispecific antibodies (BsAb) are two powerful immunotherapy approaches for retargeting lymphocytes toward cancer cells. Despite their success in lymphoblastic leukemia, solid tumors have been more recalcitrant. Identifying therapeutic barriers facing CAR-modified (CART) or BsAb-redirected T (BsAb-T) cells should facilitate their clinical translation to solid tumors. Novel lentiviral vectors containing low-affinity or high-affinity 4-1BB second-generation anti-GD2 (disialoganglioside) CARs were built to achieve efficient T cell transduction...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674082/intratumoral-sting-activation-with-t-cell-checkpoint-modulation-generates-systemic-antitumor-immunity
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Casey R Ager, Matthew J Reilley, Courtney Nicholas, Todd Bartkowiak, Ashvin R Jaiswal, Michael A Curran
Coordinated manipulation of independent immune regulatory pathways in the tumor microenvironment-including blockade of T-cell checkpoint receptors and reversal of suppressive myeloid programs-can render aggressive cancers susceptible to immune rejection. Elevated toxicity associated with combination immunotherapy, however, prevents translation of the most efficacious regimens. We evaluated T-cell checkpoint-modulating antibodies targeting CTLA-4, PD-1, and 4-1BB together with myeloid agonists targeting either STING or Flt3 in the TRAMP-C2 model of prostate cancer to determine whether low-dose intratumoral delivery of these agents could elicit systemic control of multifocal disease...
August 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659311/memory-t-cells-expressing-an-nkg2d-car-efficiently-target-osteosarcoma-cells
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Lucía Fernández, Jean-Yves Metais, Adela Escudero, Maria Vela, Jaime Valentín, Isabel Vallcorba, Alejandra Leivas, Juan Torres, Antonio Valeri, Ana Patiño-García, Joaquín Martínez-López, Wing Leung, Antonio Pérez-Martínez
NKG2D ligands (NKG2DL) are expressed on various tumor types and immunosuppressive cells within tumor microenvironments, providing suitable targets for cancer therapy. Various immune cells express NKG2D receptors, including natural killer (NK) cells and CD8+ T cells. Interactions between NKG2DL and NKG2D receptors are essential for NK cell elimination of osteosarcoma tumor initiating cells. In this report, we used NKG2D-NKG2DL interactions to optimize an immunotherapeutic strategy against osteosarcoma. We evaluated in vitro and in vivo the safety and cytotoxic capacity against osteosarcoma cells of CD45RA- memory T cells expressing an NKG2D-4-1BB-CD3z chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649246/redirected-primary-human-chimeric-antigen-receptor-natural-killer-cells-as-an-off-the-shelf-immunotherapy-for-improvement-in-cancer-treatment
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Olaf Oberschmidt, Stephan Kloess, Ulrike Koehl
Primary human natural killer (NK) cells recognize and subsequently eliminate virus infected cells, tumor cells, or other aberrant cells. However, cancer cells are able to develop tumor immune escape mechanisms to undermine this immune control. To overcome this obstacle, NK cells can be genetically modified to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) in order to improve specific recognition of cancer surface markers (e.g., CD19, CD20, and ErbB2). After target recognition, intracellular CAR domain signaling (CD3ζ, CD28, 4-1BB, and 2B4) leads to activation of PI3K or DNAX proteins (DAP10, DAP12) and finally to enhanced cytotoxicity, proliferation, and/or interferon γ release...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634283/phase-ib-study-of-utomilumab-pf-05082566-a-4-1bb-cd137-agonist-in-combination-with-pembrolizumab-mk-3475-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Anthony W Tolcher, Mario Sznol, Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, Kyriakos P Papadopoulos, Amita Patnaik, Drew W Rasco, Donna Di Gravio, Bo Huang, Dhiraj Gambhire, Ying Chen, Aron D Thall, Nuzhat Pathan, Emmett V Schmidt, Laura Q M Chow
Purpose: This phase Ib study (NCT02179918) evaluated the safety, antitumor activity, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of utomilumab, a fully human IgG2 mAb agonist of the T-cell costimulatory receptor 4-1BB/CD137 in combination with the humanized, PD-1-blocking IgG4 mAb pembrolizumab in patients with advanced solid tumors.Experimental Design: Utomilumab (0.45-5.0 mg/kg) and pembrolizumab (2 mg/kg) were administered intravenously every 3 weeks. Utomilumab dose escalation was conducted using the time-to-event continual reassessment method...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628092/tissue-resident-memory-features-are-linked-to-the-magnitude-of-cytotoxic-t-cell-responses-in-human-lung-cancer
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Anusha-Preethi Ganesan, James Clarke, Oliver Wood, Eva M Garrido-Martin, Serena J Chee, Toby Mellows, Daniela Samaniego-Castruita, Divya Singh, Grégory Seumois, Aiman Alzetani, Edwin Woo, Peter S Friedmann, Emma V King, Gareth J Thomas, Tilman Sanchez-Elsner, Pandurangan Vijayanand, Christian H Ottensmeier
Therapies that boost the anti-tumor responses of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) have shown promise; however, clinical responses to the immunotherapeutic agents currently available vary considerably, and the molecular basis of this is unclear. We performed transcriptomic profiling of tumor-infiltrating CTLs from treatment-naive patients with lung cancer to define the molecular features associated with the robustness of anti-tumor immune responses. We observed considerable heterogeneity in the expression of molecules associated with activation of the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) and of immunological-checkpoint molecules such as 4-1BB, PD-1 and TIM-3...
August 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627614/caga-promotes-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-of-ges-1-cells-by-upregulating-traf1-4-1bb
#16
Fen Wang, Nanfang Qu, Jin Peng, Chun Yue, Lingzhi Yuan, Yi Yuan
Cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA) is one of the most important virulence factors of Helicobacter pylori, and serves a role in H. pylori‑mediated tumorigenesis in gastric cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of CagA on the proliferation and apoptosis of GES‑1 cells, and the underlying mechanism. A CagA eukaryotic expression plasmid was constructed and transfected into GES‑1 cells. The mRNA and protein levels of CagA, tumor necrosis factor receptor‑associated factor 1 (TRAF1) and tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 9 (4‑1BB) were determined using the reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis, respectively...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589725/dual-targeting-nanoparticle-stimulates-the-immune-system-to-inhibit-tumor-growth
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Alyssa K Kosmides, John-William Sidhom, Andrew Fraser, Catherine A Bessell, Jonathan P Schneck
We describe the development of a nanoparticle platform that overcomes the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. These nanoparticles are coated with two different antibodies that simultaneously block the inhibitory checkpoint PD-L1 signal and stimulate T cells via the 4-1BB co-stimulatory pathway. These "immunoswitch" particles significantly delay tumor growth and extend survival in multiple in vivo models of murine melanoma and colon cancer in comparison to the use of soluble antibodies or nanoparticles separately conjugated with the inhibitory and stimulating antibodies...
June 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536305/shaping-the-tumor-stroma-and-sparking-immune-activation-by-cd40-and-4-1bb-signaling-induced-by-an-armed-oncolytic-virus
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Emma Eriksson, Ioanna Milenova, Jessica Wenthe, Magnus Ståhle, Justyna Leja-Jarblad, Gustav Ullenhag, Anna Dimberg, Rafael Moreno, Ramon Alemany, Angelica Loskog
PURPOSE: Pancreatic cancer is a severe indication with short expected survival despite surgery and/or combination chemotherapeutics. Checkpoint blockade antibodies are approved for several cancer indications but pancreatic cancer has remained refractory. However, there are clinical data suggesting that stimulation of the CD40 pathway may be of interest for these patients. Oncolytic viruses armed with immunostimulatory genes represent an interesting approach. Herein we present LOAd703, a designed adenovirus armed with trimerized CD40L and 4-1BBL that activate the CD40 and 4-1BB pathways, respectively...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523432/novel-t-cells-with-improved-in-vivo-anti-tumor-activity-generated-by-rna-electroporation
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Xiaojun Liu, Shuguang Jiang, Chongyun Fang, Hua Li, Xuhua Zhang, Fuqin Zhang, Carl H June, Yangbing Zhao
The generation of T cells with maximal anti-tumor activities will significantly impact the field of T-cell-based adoptive immunotherapy. In this report, we found that OKT3/IL-2-stimulated T cells were phenotypically more heterogeneous, with enhanced anti-tumor activity in vitro and when locally administered in a solid tumor mouse model. To further improve the OKT3/IL-2-based T cell manufacturing procedure, we developed a novel T cell stimulation and expansion method in which peripheral blood mononuclear cells were electroporated with mRNA encoding a chimeric membrane protein consisting of a single-chain variable fragment against CD3 and the intracellular domains of CD28 and 4-1BB (OKT3-28BB)...
July 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521477/t-cell-immunity-induced-by-a-bivalent-salmonella-based-ceacam6-and-4-1bbl-vaccines-in-a-rat-colorectal-cancer-model
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Chunhui Jin, Xiaoqing Duan, Yingying Liu, Jianhong Zhu, Ke Zhang, Yuanting Zhang, Tingting Xia, Yajun Fei, Jianxin Ye
The present study investigated the anti-tumor mechanisms of recombinant non-specific cross-reacting antigen (CEACAM6) and 4-1BB ligand (4-1BBL) Salmonella-based vaccines, and the effect that these vaccinations have on memory T cells and T helper (Th) cell polarization. Colon tumors were induced in rats via 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) injections. Rats were then treated with injections of attenuated Salmonella typhimurium carrying pIRES-CEACAM6, pIRES-4-1BBL or pIRES-CEACAM6-4-1BBL. In total, 4 vaccine injections, one every other week, were administered during the 8 weeks subsequent to the DMH injection...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
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